Belgrade airport reopens after EgyptAir plane bursts tires
A Boeing 737-800 from the company EgyptAir, registered SU-GCO was operating flight MS3100 from Cairo International Airport (CAI) to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) on September 12, 2018, when upon landing, around 4:00 local time, it suffered multiple tire bursts. Belgrade airport operations were suspended.
The eleven-year-old plane was empty of passengers during the flight as it was being ferried to Belgrade for a charter flight scheduled later in the day. First reports say the tire bursts were due to the brakes of the plane being blocked, according to Airport Director Sasa Vlaisavljevic.
EgyptAir Boeing 737-800 (SU-GCO) operating on flight #MS3100 from Cairo suffered multiple tire blow-outs on landing runway 30 at Belgrade Airport (BEG, LROP). The aircraft was unable to leave the runway resulting in the temp. closure of the airport. https://t.co/T1MC9ebGUM pic.twitter.com/rBZxZF3htX— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) September 12, 2018
As the aircraft was immobilized on runway 30, several flights diverted to Nis Airport (INI) in Serbia, or other airports of neighboring countries.
Belgrade airport was initially scheduled to resume operations at 12:00 local time. It eventually reopened around 11:00, after the plane was removed.
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